13 mai 2016

How political interference keeps hurting Africa’s universities

The ConversationBy . Political interference in Africa’s universities is not new. Universities’ governance was seen as “captured” for narrow political rather than academic ends during the 1980s and 1990s. Politics shaped everything: patterns of student access, curriculum content and teaching methods. More...

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09 mai 2016

Rising Africa must harness knowledge, science for growth

By Karen MacGregor. Africa must respond to the education, knowledge and communications revolutions and mobilise knowledge and science not just for sustainable development but as major drivers of growth, the President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim told Going Global 2016 last week. Read more...

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Grooming leaders to change a continent

By Stephen Coan. “We aim to develop the future Nelson Mandela, the next Wangari Maathai, and the African Bill Gates.” There’s nothing shy about the aims of the African Leadership Academy, or ALA, in Honeydew, Johannesburg, South Africa, which, according to its website, “seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting its future leaders”. Read more...

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Universities move to contain spreading student protests

By Tunde Fatunde. Public universities in Nigeria that remain open have been advised to urgently begin semester examinations in an attempt to contain the spread of student protest action that has swept across public sector institutions over the past few weeks. Read more...

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05 mai 2016

TSA Implementation Crippling University System, ASUU Cries out

THISDAYLiveThe Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that the blanket implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy by all federal government-owned institutions is crippling the efforts the institutions to deliver on their set objectives. More...

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Blade: Varsities must change

 Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said the need to speed up transformation at universities had to be addressed, after he met all the country's vice-chancellors in Johannesburg yesterday.
Nzimande said that little progress had been made in transforming universities because of "very weak" institutional forums taking their recommendations to university councils, which had final say. More...

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Out of 1.5 million candidates that sit for UTME, only 400,000 gain admission yearly

Daily Post Nigeria. The National Universities Commission, NUC has stated that out of the 1.5 million candidates that sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination yearly, only 400,000 gain admission to Nigerian universities. More...

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03 mai 2016

Student representatives appointed after failed poll

Some students at Burundi University believe the rector has a ‘hidden agenda’ after he appointed student representatives to university committees following failed student elections. Read more...

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Student funding must be opened to public scrutiny

By Temwa Moyo, Nimi Hoffmann and Sioux McKenna. South Africa’s government is planning a major overhaul of its student funding system. This comes in the wake of protests at the country’s universities that saw students successfully freeze fee increases for the 2016 academic year. Read more...

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Rhodes student ‘rape’ protests end but debates continue

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Student protests at Rhodes University, nestled in the small South African town of Grahamstown, ended with the resumption of lectures last Monday after a week of dramatic disruption and disturbances over a ‘rape culture’ at the institution – but the conversation is far from over. Read more...

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